Jordan Hugill was left aggrieved with the final outcome of today's game but credited the spirit of his team-mates this afternoon.
When Leo Bonatini made it 3-0 after 63 minutes, Wolves looked firmly in the driving seat but it took North End just two minutes to reply with Hugill leading the fightback to nod home on 65 minutes.
An own goal from Connor Coady saw the advantage reduced to one on 76 minutes ensuring a nervy ending for the hosts as North End searched for the equaliser.
However, the task to find a third goal was hindered when Alan Browne was sent off in the 90th minute seeing Wolves hang on to regain their top spot.
"It's tough to take," said Hugill on the outcome of today's game.
"First half we were a bit off it and they came out and got two goals, however, it shows great determination from the lads to get back into the game.
"To score two goals here at Wolves against a very good team I think is brilliant and nearly make it three as well. As I say, it's tough to take but we'll work at it and get better."
Ivan Cadeiro's goal on 44 minutes was arguably against the run of play with North End creating their fair share of chances in the first half, and Hugill felt it was fine margins that dictated the result this afternoon.
"It was little mistakes that cost us and that's what the gaffer has said," continued the No. 9.
"We were on top of for most of the first half but little mistakes cost us so it's disappointing in that respect but the determination to come back here and get two goals is great from the lads.
"It's a place where you don't want to be hiding especially when you're 3-0 down and it's a tough place to try and come back at. As I say, it shows great character and determination from the lads but we're just disappointed we didn't get a result today.
"We had chances to make it 3-3, we had a few go over the bar and we gave everything on that pitch today. We're a bit disappointed to come here and not get anything but we're really proud of the lads because we've given everything and that's all you can ask for."
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